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Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thrombosis of the median artery: the importance of high-resolution ultrasonography for diagnosis. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12186479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The rare case of a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thrombosis of a persistent median artery is presented. Progressive pain in the wrist and dysesthesias in the third and fourth fingers were the atypical complaints. High-resolution ultrasonography revealed a bifid median nerve that was compressed by an occluded median artery. The intraoperative findings are described, and emphasis is placed on the importance of using high-resolution ultrasonography for presurgical diagnosis.
Henrich Kele; Raphaela Verheggen; Carl Detlev Reimers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-20     Completed Date:  2002-09-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Georg August-University, Goettingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / ultrasonography
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Median Nerve / blood supply*,  ultrasonography*
Thrombosis / complications*

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